Coronavirus; the School Games Federation can only national high priority games, under-19 players preferred | School Games Federation can only national high priority games, priority to under-19 players


  • SGFI had organized the National Championship of more than 90 games last year, more than 60 thousand players had landed.
  • There will be no competition for the state, trials or performances will make the team; Only two players will stay in one room for social distancing

Shekhar Jha

Jun 30, 2020, 06:23 AM IST

Raipur.. The School Games Federation of India (SGFI) can conduct only the National Tournament of Olympic, High Priority and Priority Games this year. Schools are currently closed due to Corona and the players' practice is almost nil.

The SGFI said that the final decision on the organization of the Games will be taken after getting approval from the central government. Recently the Federation has received recognition from the Government of India. Last year, national tournaments of over 90 games were held. More than 60 thousand players from all over the country participated in it.

SGFI General Secretary Rajesh Mishra said that schools are still closed even after Unlock-1. SGFI can conduct the tournament after getting permission from the government. Most national tournaments take place between November and January. National tournaments of important sports can be held even if permission is given late, given the situation in Corona. States can build their teams on the basis of last year's performance of the players or on trial basis. Because time is short, they will not have time to organize the tournament.

Under-19 players will get priority
He said that in view of the situation of Corona, we will try to make Olympic games, high priority and priority games national. Priority will be given to the under-19 players in this. Orally all states have been asked to keep preparation. Talking about the games, most of the tournaments are held in Delhi, but due to the increase in the cases at present, the matches can be held at another venue.

National championship in a low case state: Pradeep
During national, only two players will be able to stay in one room so that distancing can be kept. SGFI joint secretary Pradeep Mishra said that the national championships will be held in the same state where corona cases will be less. There will not be a national championship of different age groups in one place. That is, the competition of one age group will be possible at one place. The rest will be at different locations than the age group.

These 23 games have been included in the main list.
1. High Priority Games: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Hockey, Shooting, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

2. Priority Games: Basketball, cycling, football, gymnastics, judo, squash, swimming-diving, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, kabaddi, sepak collision, wushu, chase, handball.


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